Dr. Michelle Anthony is a columnist, and feature writer for Scholastic Parent and Child Magazine. She is a certified teacher and holds a B.A. in Education from Brown University, an M.A. in Child Studies and Teacher’s Certificate from Tufts University, and a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley. As a result of one of her own daughters becoming involved in a series of “Mean Girl” interactions in first grade, Dr. Anthony has spent almost 6 years interacting with counselors, social workers, school psychologists, teachers, principals, administrators, parents, and others around the topic of bullying.